The scent of the wet leaves brings back memories from forgotten summer holidays. North eastern italian seaside. Maritime pine trees, sand. The small flat my grandparents used to rent. The liquor is sweet, full and holds the same mystery.
Then flowers, honey, cream, medicinal herbs. Spicy but polite. Good presence in the mouth. Delicate honey aftertaste. Feels different from puerh (it’s my first heicha).
I find it very enjoyable and comforting.
On the later infusions it gets dryer, floral and spicier. Raw potatoes. I like the aroma at this point but also I find it a bit heavy. Feels slightly stimulating and relaxing at the same time. I got around 8 infusions.
In the last few months the tea changed a lot, especially in the aroma department. Deep cherry/plum sweetness and floral/ancient furniture. All this elements combined remind me of cough syrup, in a good way. The body and taste tends to be thin, I have to push this tea a lot to extract the right intensity.
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Herbaceous, Honey, Spicy